Valve Says Payday: The Heist – No Mercy Is Not A Left 4 Dead Prequel

Over the weekend, a video showing a mashup between Overkill’s Payday: The Heist – No Mercy and Valve’s Left 4 Dead surfaced, forcing the latter developer to come out and clarify that it’s not a Left 4 Dead prequel, but rather a single mission made for Overkill’s game. The video and more comments from Valve are below.

“This is a 100 per cent Overkill made mission for Payday: The Heist simply set in No Mercy hospital from the Left 4 Dead series,” Valve’s Chet Faliszek told Kotaku.

“It is not telling the origins of the Infection and is not canon. There is a little cameo from one of the L4D characters (the comic should give you a hint) and a fun little Easter Egg with a payoff later in Left 4 Dead.”

Faliszek added: “Just us having some fun with a studio we are friends with and who have also made a great co-op game.”

The confusion arose when Overkill, the maker of Payday: The Heist, tagged the YouTube video with the following text: “Have you ever wondered how the Left 4 Dead series began? It started with a heist!”

Video Thirst: Payday: The Heist – No Mercy

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One Comment on "Valve Says Payday: The Heist – No Mercy Is Not A Left 4 Dead Prequel"

  1. nick June 19, 2012 at 6:14 am -

    people are just getting antsy, its been so long since L4D2 released!
    for the love of god valve if your not going to give us half life 3 than at least give us another left 4 dead!
    god valve are cruel!
    they give you crack, than once your addicted take it away never to be seen again!

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